About the Artwork
In the Orphans, we see how the artist collected old paintings from deceased people to give them a new life. Through undertakers and thrift stores, he managed to lay his hands on paintings that had become “orphaned” after their owner died and the art was discarded by their heirs.
All of these paintings that ended up in damp storage basements longing for a new owner, contained both the energy of the original artist as well as the attachment of the deceased owner.
The spirituality of the shape of the Orphans and timelessness of the used material, combined with the ‘family constellation’ of the installation evoke a feeling of resignation and inner silence to the public.
Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin
Overall Dimensions: 400 x 300 x 265cm / Each Orphan: 80 x 80 x 120cm, 140 x 140 x 200cm, 170 x 160 x 250cm